Fashion Revolution 2022

Fashion Revolution Week is our annual campaign of the largest fashion activism movement for seven days of action. This year, from Monday 18th-Sunday 24th April 2022, we will collectively reimagine a just and equitable fashion system for people and the planet. The clothing supply chain is a complex system. These issues can seem overwhelming, leaving us with a feeling of helplessness. However, brands respond to consumer demands. If enough of us demand change, the fashion industry will need to reassess its current practices within the supply chain. You can use resources such as our app or directory to compare how different brands Read More

2022-04-04T04:39:04+00:00April 4, 2022|Clothing|

So What is a Clothing Supply Chain?

The clothing, textiles, and footwear industry is incredibly labour intensive. It is estimated that the fashion industry employs tens of millions of garment workers worldwide. But what is a clothing supply chain exactly? The fashion supply chain refers to the process of tracing each step of the clothes manufacturing process, from sourcing of the raw materials, to the factories where those materials are made into garments; and the distribution network by which the clothes are delivered to consumers. It’s a lengthy process, and it’s extremely rare for raw materials to be grown, processed, sewn, and sold all in one location. Read More

2022-04-04T04:34:09+00:00April 4, 2022|Clothing|

The quest for Fair Trade clothing

Fair Trade clothing is a complex subject because the supply chains in the industry are so complex. The need for Fair Trade clothing was highlighted in April 2013 when the Rana Plaza garment factory complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed with tragic loss of life. In the USA the availability of Fair Trade clothing is growing, but is still very limited. Apparel businesses that are members of the Fair Trade Federation and others which have products carrying the Fair Trade Certified label  recently developed by Fair Trade USA are listed at the end of this article to help "The quest for Fair Read More

2022-03-18T16:09:02+00:00October 10, 2014|Clothing, Fair Trade|
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